The wait is finally over – Saratoga Race Course is open for the 2022 summer meet! Whether you’re ready to head to the track this weekend or check out a local event, we have all the news you need to know below.
Attend Car Shows, the NYC Ballet, and More This Weekend
Here’s what’s going on this weekend:
- Book Signing with Mary Perdue Author of “Landaluce” and Meet Upset: July 15
- New York City Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: July 15
- Saratoga Farmers’ Market – Saturday Market: July 16
- Corvette Car Show: July 16
- New York City Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: July 16
- Saratoga Bridges’ Annual Gala – The White Party with a Splash of Color: July 16
- New York City Ballet: 20th Century Masters: July 16
- Classic Car Show: July 17
- Summer Concert Series in Congress Park: Mostly Modern Festival: July 17
Looking Ahead: Mark Your Calendar for These Top Events
If you’re already thinking about next week’s plans, then consider attending one of these annual events in the Saratoga area:
Pitney Meadows Fire Feast on the Farm: July 19
After being put on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitney Meadows Community Farm’s annual Fire Feast on the Farm will return next week on Tuesday, July 19. Fire Feast on the Farm is one of the area’s most unique events as it features an outstanding lineup of local farm-to-table chefs cooking over open-fire pits. The evening includes a delicious meal, live music, and an open bar, and funds raised benefit Pitney Meadow’s most important initiatives. Get your tickets to Fire Feast on the Farm today!
2022 Saratoga County Fair: July 19 – 24
The Saratoga County Fair is one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer, and it’s happening at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa on July 19 – 24. Don’t miss out on all the fair food, the demolition derby, the animal shows, the contests, the rides, and other traditions.
Racing Season Kicks Off and 2 More Newsy Updates
Celebrate Opening Weekend at Saratoga Race Course
It’s time to plan your first trip to Saratoga Race Course this year! Some of the highlights of Opening Weekend will include the GI Diana on Saturday, July 16, live musical performances by the Saratoga Springs-based Soul Session on Saturday, the Taste NY Pavilion, Berkshire Bank Family Sundays, and more.
Discover Two New Exhibitions at the National Museum of Racing
On Thursday, July 14, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame officially opened two new exhibitions to the public. “Betting on America: The Immigrant Experience and the Hall of Fame” is located in the McBean Gallery and “Jim Raftery: A Turfotos Retrospective” (from the collection of Barbara D. Livingston) is located in the von Stade Gallery.
“Betting on America: The Immigrant Experience and the Hall of Fame” examines the lives and impact of the Hall of Fame inductees who were born outside of the United States. “Jim Raftery: A Turfotos Retrospective” takes an in-depth look at the career of photographer Jim Raftery, who is well known for his racing photos.
A Specialty Marketplace Is Coming to Downtown Saratoga
Earlier this week, Chef Adam Foti, founder and owner of PDT Catering, announced in a press release that he plans to open a new gourmet marketplace in the former Price Chopper Limited Space at 55 Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs. The marketplace will feature a specialty grocery section, full service bar, private events, cooking classes, gifts, and home goods.
“We’re so excited to expand our brand with this new venture and bring our passion for food directly to downtown Saratoga,” Foti stated in the press release. “Our vision for PDT Market is to create a distinctive experience that transports people to another place and in the process transforms our community.”
Construction of the space is underway, and PDT Market is expected to open later this fall.